Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.
Manchester, KY — Richie Farmer is a Kentucky basketball legend, and his jersey hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena along with the rest of The Unforgettables. However, these days Richie Farmer finds himself in another unforgettable uniform, the iconic red shirt and black apron worn by employees of Wendy’s.
The disgraced former Agriculture Commissioner may look like the typical fast food employee, even wearing a hairnet over his mustache, but we’ve learned that Farmer spends most of his days at the Manchester Wendy’s location trying to convince his coworkers that he’s only there because he’s filming an episode of Undercover Boss.
“Yeah he keeps dropping hints that he’s here filming a reality show,” said Wendy’s employee Blake Roberts. “But there’s not even a camera crew. Heck, the only camera we have is a security camera above the cash register, but it’s not even operational. Oops, I wasn’t supposed to say anything about that. I hope he’s not really an Undercover Boss.”
Another Wendy’s employee, shift manager Denise Johnson, went into more detail about about Farmer’s supposed reality show.
“Everybody thinks he’s saying that stuff about Undercover Boss because he’s embarrassed to work at Wendy’s,” Johnson told us. “But I think he just does it to get free food. He’s always telling me how it’s Wendy’s policy that CEO’s are entitled to a lifetime supply of free Frostys. He also says stuff like ‘remember our motto everybody, have it your way,’ but that’s not even our slogan, that’s Burger King. You would think the CEO of Wendy’s would know that.”
Other employees don’t seem to mind Farmer’s tall tales about Undercover Boss, but they are a little concerned about some of the customers a local celebrity can bring.
“Yeah I don’t mind the Undercover Boss stuff. I just see it as a lot funny and a little sad,” said Caleb Brown. “What I don’t really like is all the crazy Richie Farmer fans that keep showing up. There’s one guy that comes to the Drive-Thru every day and asks if Richie’s gonna play.”
We asked some Wendy’s customers what they thought about the situation.
“Undercover Boss, huh?” said Clay County resident and self proclaimed Baconator connoisseur Virgil Simpson. “Must be a two or three part episode, the guy’s been working here for four months. In fact, before this he was working at Pat’s Snack Bar. He must be working his way up the restaurant ladder. Before you know it he’ll have his jersey hanging in the Rafferty’s.”